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Religious Studies A Level at Lincoln Castle Academy

Course description

Religion is a major part of everyday life, whether you are religious or not. This makes it a really interesting and complex subject. Many of the things in our world today have a direct link to religious thinking. When we look at moral philosophy much of the thinking is from great religious thinkers. Looking at the ideas helps us understand more of the world we live in. By studying ‘AS/A2’ Religious studies, you will develop your debating skills, improve your research skills and deepen your knowledge of different religious and moral ideas.

You are required to answer questions by extended written answers and so will develop essay writing skills. You will also learn that there are many differences within religious groups and quite often there is no right or wrong answer. Religious Studies (Theology) goes with most other subjects, in particular it combines well with the Humanities. It is a perfect partner with Psychology and Sociology. Many universities like it too and it is often a good partner subject for the Sciences.

Entry requirements

English ‘A*’ - ‘C’ grade is essential, and Maths at ‘C’ or higher is desirable. Religious Studies (Ethics and Philosophy) ‘A*’ - ‘C’ is also essential. We will consider GCSE Short Course students who have done exceptionally well with similar grades.

Future opportunities

When looking at moral philosophy (Ethics) and a major world religion (Islam) it becomes very useful for a number of different professions. It is particularly useful if you are thinking of a career in journalism, teaching, social work or the law. It is not just confined to those professions but has a wide appeal across many.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Lincoln Castle Academy directly.

Last updated date: 10 July 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years